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verb bunk pronunciation in British English /bʌŋk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybunk
he/she/itbunks
present participlebunking
past tensebunked
past participlebunked

phrasal verb

bunk off

[intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybunk off
he/she/itbunks off
present participlebunking off
past tensebunked off
past participlebunked off
British informal
bunk off something to not go to school or work when you do not have a good reason for staying away
Lee’s been suspended for bunking off school.

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